Boston Shows Up News Roundup & Open Thread for August 19-20, 2017

Thanks, Matt, for pointing out this said Monday Roundup all day. #MustNotRoundupWithoutCaffeine

AMERICA SHOWS UP IN BOSTON

Quote of the Week 1 from @MrGeorgeWallace: BREAKING: New England Patriots win: 40,000 to 133. #Boston

Robert E. Lee didn’t want Confederate monuments around either.

I’m not racist, but … If you want to understand how white supremacists are recruiting, this from the NYT is essential reading

NJ’s links to Nazis, the KKK, and the Confederacy

Not so tough without his shield. The Rise and Humiliating Fall of Chris Cantrell, the star of Vice News’ stunning doc inside the dark heart of white supremacy. If that’s not enough, OK Cupid bans him for life.

“Fascists Not Welcome” sign removed from Montclair sign

Fact check: Trump’s monumental lies after Charlottesville protests (AP)

Andy Borowitz: Controversy Over Confederate Statues Inspires Betsy DeVos to Google Civil War

BRILLIANT NAZI-MOCKING OF THE PAST

TRUMP BLOWS HIS GOLF VACATION

Quote of the Week 2 from George Takei: “Who knew that ‘infrastructure week’ meant going completely off the rails, paving the roads to hell, and burning all your bridges.” 

Bannon: The Trump presidency that we fought for, and won, is over.

FakeNewsFlash: You guys sucked before this, too. GOP fears the damage Trump’s doing to the Republican brand.

At odds over Trump, Shavar Jeffries, Democrats for Education Reform chief, resigns from Success board

DEMOCRATS

With the mess Trump’s making of his presidency, knocking down Republicans should be easy. But the Democrats can always f___ that up: Months of post-election malaise hamstrung the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) fundraising over the first six months of 2017, creating a serious money gap with Republicans and raising questions about Democrats’ ability to take advantage of opportunities in the 2018 midterm elections. (The Hill)

NEW JERSEY PROTESTS AGAINST NEO-NAZIS, AND AGAINST TRUMP

How NJ mayors will respond to Charlottesville

TRENTONIA

JERSEY

Check out the first letter of each paragraph in this epic resignation letter by Freehold’s Kal Penn and his colleagues quitting Trump’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities

NOT NEW JERSEY, BUT SERIOUSLY WEIRD

Oh those wacky Libertarians. FLA candidate for U.S. Senate admits to sacrificing goat, drinking its blood

NOT NEW JERSEY, BUT WOW

Wreckage is found of the USS Indianapolis, sunk in 12 minutes by Japanese torpedoes while on a secret mission to deliver parts for Little Boy, the bomb dropped on Hiroshima.

Here’s how many Americans who weren’t around in WWII learned about the USS Indianapolis, from one of the most terrifying scenes in Steven Spielberg’s Jaws, based on the book by the late Peter Benchley of Princeton, author, former speechwriter for LBJ and husband to Wendy Benchley, marine life advocate and former Princeton Council member.

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